Bit by a squirrel? There's now a code for that

Story highlightsStarting today, doctor's offices worldwide will begin using new, updated medical codesThe new codes are much more specific than the old onesDoctors, hospitals have been training staff, buying new computer programsThe codes will be revised again in 2017How medical billing changes impact youFor one thing, it's likely made your doctor nervous and it likely should. It's the biggest change to happen to the medical profession in years and virtually no one outside of the profession has heard about it. This government-mandated change has the potential to make you wait a little longer for a doctor's appointment or delay the insurance approval for the MRI you need. It could also improv